Akumal House Rental Photos and Description
Three bedroom townhouse or two bedroom and one bedroom suites each with kitchen
Sheltered behind a gated limestone wall, a garden of green palms and brilliant hibiscus and bright flowering bougainvillea, invites repose beside tinkling fountain waters. The townhouse, on the right side of the wide plant filled courtyard can be rented as a three bedroom home or it can be divided into a one bedroom and two bedroom apartment, each with full kitchen and dining areas. Each suite is uniquely decorated to provide a comfortable homelike atmosphere. A palapa roofed balcony on the upper level looks out over the garden, while the lower level opens directly onto the central courtyard with a garden terrace at the front.
The entrance faces a natural park across a quiet lane away from traffic, around the corner from the entrance to Yalku Lagoon and a convenient 250 meters from the beach on Half Moon Bay with La Lunita Restaurant and La Buena Vida Beach Bar on the water. Akumal Bay and the commercial center are a short two kilometers down the beach road.
Here in Akumal we respect our neighbor species. We don't swim with captive dolphins penned in artificial canals. Instead we can swim out into Akumal Bay to watch the giant sea turtles graze among the sea grass in their natural environment. They tolerate humans as long as we don't approach too close. In summer at night turtles climb onto the beaches of Akumal's three bays to lay their eggs in the sand. Throughout the summer months one may encounter their protected nests,
Guests at Casa Gatos have discounted entry to Yalku Lagoon, a natural habitat where many species of colorful tropical fish swim in the crevices of the collapsed cenotes feeding into the lagoon.
To help you stay fit and healthy while on your vacation, we have added a Fitness Center for our guests with various exercise machines. Another feature popular with our guests is the sunning area and shaded area beneath the tented gazebo in the rooftop terrace garden..
Details for 102/103 Three Bedroom Townhome 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About David Zucker or Dan Freeman
After visiting Akumal yearly over a twenty year span in order to enjoy the opportunities for open water and cave diving in the area, we began to plan for our retirement. So, in 2002 we purchased Casa Gatos, and when we retired eight years later packed our cats into our cars and shipped our possessions in a twenty foot container to this quaint and laid back resort community on the Caribbean Coast.
We didn't undertake the move lightly, leaving behind all that was familiar to live in a foreign country among people that we only knew casually from short vacation trips. It proved to be the best decision we could have made. Akumal is such a friendly and welcoming place, we felt immediately at home. Maintaining the property and taking care of our guests gives us just enough to do. And what has made this the best experience for us is our guests. We enjoy meeting and interacting with people from all over North, South and Central America and Europe. It has added just the right amount of spice to our lives.
David Zucker or Dan Freeman purchased this house in 2002
Why David Zucker or Dan Freeman chose Akumal
The Caribbean Coast of Mexico with its clear and beautiful waters and interesting reefs coupled with a reputation as the safest region of Mexico has seen a surge in tourism, Akumal has been unique in having avoided the explosive growth that transformed Cancun and Playa del Carmen into mega resort cities. It has retained its character as a quiet and laid back village paradise even in high season. Neighbors walk their dogs every morning, run or jog, dive or snorkel when they want or laze around on the beach. There is still more green than concrete here and you would never mistake Akumal for Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Beyond leisure activities, there is access to the historic sites of the great age of Maya Civilization and the Spanish Colonial Cities of the Yucatan Peninsula, with Southern Mexico, .Belize and Guatamala within an easy distance for slightly longer trips.
What makes this house unique
To sit on the terrace surrounded by the beauty of the garden and the soothing music of the water trickling over the rocks of the fountain is the great bonus of living in Casa Gatos. We have so enjoyed it that we added a garden to the roof, where we can enjoy the sun and breeze, surrounded by cacti, agave and yucca plants. We also added a fitness room.
Guestbook comments from the owner
I spent a lot of time reading reviews online to find a place to stay close to the water and removed from lots of night life. I found the perfect place in Casa Gatos in Akumal.
Dan and Dave are such gracious hosts, and I can promise that my next visit to the Yucatan will bring me right to the door of Casa Gatos. Everything is so beautiful and delightfully decorated. I found the apartment to be so spacious and comfortable and inviting...after a long day of snorkeling it was nice to come home! We will certainly return because Casa Gatos has all that one would need (and then some) to have a fabulous, relaxing vacation.
The fact that we could walk around the corner to the lagoon and the beach made it that much sweeter. Snorkeling in Akumal Bay was equally fantastic as we counted 9 sea turtles along our route. Your gated courtyard was a place I would have been content to just sit in for much of our stay, and the sound of the fountain was a delight. Thank you for serving the coffee and treats in the morning...a wonderful added touch!
I found the space very well equipped with the essentials, and it is extremely clean. I adore the feel of Akumal, so quaint, friendly and breathtakingly beautiful. Although I am tempted to keep it a secret...I would recommend this lovely hideaway to anyone!!!